Home Healthcare

Frequently Asked Questions

Home health care is provided by licensed, professional home healthcare organizations and includes a broad range of care and support services for patients recovering from a hospital stay, who may be chronically ill. Care is provided by skilled medical personnel, including nursing and rehabilitative services. Patients who require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services may also qualify for social worker services and/or assistance with the essential activities of daily living provided by home health aides.

Visiting Nurse delivers specialized services that include our heart failure management program, complex wound management, infusion therapy services, as well as telehealth services.

Patients who experience difficulty safely leaving their home and require the assistance of a person or use a device such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair and whose physician orders home health services may be eligible to receive home health services. Patients must also be under the care of a physician licensed in the state of Georgia, care must be provided on an intermittent basis; the care ordered by the physician must be reasonable and necessary to the treatment of the patient’s illness or injury.
Home health services are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance and managed care organizations. Some insurance/managed care plans may require deductibles and a co-pay. Check with your plan.
Medicare covers eligible home health services like intermittent nursing care, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology services. If the patient qualifies for any of these services, he or she may also receive occupational therapy, medical social worker, home health aide services, and/or medical supplies.
Your physician orders the number of visits you should receive based on your unique care needs. Visiting Nurse coordinates your care with your physician’s office, so if your status changes, the physician may order your visits to be increased or decreased.
A phone call to the Visiting Nurse home healthcare program is all that is needed to begin the admission process. Our staff will contact your physician for confirmation that home healthcare is appropriate at this time. Call us at 404-215-6000.